REMOTE CASITA AMONG ANASAZI RUINS; DOGS WELCOME 7TH NIGHT *FREE*

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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REMOTE CASITA AMONG ANASAZI RUINS; DOGS WELCOME 7TH NIGHT *FREE*

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom, Not Specified Baths, (Sleeps 2)

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Remote Casita resides deep within the heart of the Chama Wilderness (the only privately-owned property in the area). Remote Casita, located on the site of an early 1900s homestead, is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Anasazi Ruin Family Camp (exclusively designed for children and dogs) three miles away, and Ranch Casita four miles away. Remote Casita offers a more primitive wilderness experience than Ranch Casita; continuing up the canyon from Remote Casita you will find unparalleled solitude (see pictures).

Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.

o) Fresh water from a roof cachement system, dish soap and paper towels are provided.

o) We provide fresh drinking water: two 5-gallon containers and one 6-gallon.

o) A Queen Size bed with linens.

o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.

o) A three-burner propane stove.

o) A propane barbecue grill.

o) A large outside deck.

o) An outhouse, with toilet paper.

o) French coffee press.

o) When available, we will provide eggs from our hens and produce from our garden.

o) An outdoor wood-burning stove with firewood.

o) 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.

o) Dogs are welcomed at Remote Casita.

o) A 4-gallon solar shower bag, liquid bath soap provided.

o) No electricity.

o) A full-size refrigerator - freezer that makes ice.

o) Solar-powered flashlight.

o) Kerosene lamp.

o) Technology-free vacation.

o) Perfect for writers, photographers, artists, and people who want to 'get away from the world for awhile.'

o) Ideal for hiking enthusiasts.

Due to the 14 crossings of Rio Gallina required to get to Remote Casita, we take all visitors regardless of what type of vehicle they have, and their provisions in our truck. We will return you to the main ranch and your vehicle at the end of your stay.

Remote Casita is one large room, with a queen-size bed (linens provided), dining table, dining chairs, lounge chairs, small propane heater, and wood-burning stove (firewood provided). The full kitchen includes a medium size refrigerator - freezer, three-burner propane stove, cold water, and dining and cooking utensils.

There are tables and chairs outside on the deck; the deck is protected by a roof. A solar-heated shower bag is provided, as are bath towels and liquid soap. Remote Casita has an outdoor propane barbecue on the deck. We provide the propane, and also assorted BBQ tools such as a barbecue fork and wire brush. We provide toilet paper.

A hike through the canyon will reward the visitor with spectacular views of Northern New Mexico geology, wild flowers and wildlife. Cerulean skies and wooly white clouds are the norm most days of the year. We are at 6,515 feet elevation, and the sunlight can be intense: sunscreen and a hat is highly recommended for hikers, as are sturdy hiking boots and river-crossing shoes. Usually the days are warm and the nights are cool.

Rio Gallina is a seasonal river: there are no fish in the river.

Other details:

o) Directions on how to get here are available on our main website (links below).

o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves and horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.

o) The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and various seasonings. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.

o) Gallina Canyon Ranch is at the end of a long, adventurous dirt road. If your vehicle has exceptionally low clearence, let us know and we will meet you at the bridge. (Example: Scion xB.)

o) Please leave all gates as you find them.

o) Radios and cellular telephones do not work in the canyon.

o) If you plan on swimming in the pond or the Rio Chama, please bring a bathing suit. We will provide beach towels. You might also wish to bring water shoes.

o) We do not have cellular telephone access at our ranch. We have WiFi internet at the main ranch area, but not at Remote Casita. If you wish to check your email (with your your non-cellular mobile internet device), or go for a swim, you are welcome to bring a swim suit, picnic lunch, and dog if you have one and spend the day relaxing at the pond. We will supply iced tea and towels for your use. The walk to the swim pond from Remote Casita is about an hour and a half away (4 miles); you might wish to bring water shoes, as the road to the pond crosses the Rio Gallina drainage 14 times one-way. It is possible for Rio Gallina to flash flood: do not attempt to cross in times of flooding.

o) The ranch is a great place for amateur astronomers and stargazers: from our main website you may download a star map for the northern hemisphere to bring with you to the ranch.

o) For off-road hiking, long pants, hiking boots, river-crossing shoes, and insect repellent are recommended.

o) You may wish to bring slippers to wear inside Remote Casita, as the floor is tiled.

o) A topographic map of the canyon may be downloaded from our main website.

o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our 'More Images' page found on our main website (links below).

Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy is based upon the number of days between when you cancel and your scheduled arrival date:

30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
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Andrew, Elizabeth, and David will be your hosts at Gallina Canyon Ranch. We purchased the ranch in 1977.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1977

The geology of Gallina Canyon is similar to Bryce National Park and Sedona AZ.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311934vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Austin
5

if you like remote, this is perfect

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We stayed at the remote casita in august- with our two dogs. It was the best place I've ever stayed in my life. It is 4 miles from the remote Gallina ranch. You usually get there by the owners' pickup, but it had rained heavily and we had to go in by horse. No electricity, no cell phone reception. You don't see anyone until they come back to collect you. It is a one-room cabin, with a queen-sized bed and a twin daybed on the porch. (We had our 12-year-old daughter with us. This really is a 2-person place, and we discussed this with the owners. We were willing to use the daybed--it is chilly at night, but the stars are amazing.) There is a gas stovetop inside and a gas grill outside, gas fridge, kerosene lamp, solar bag shower, outhouse. (The other review here for the ranch casita is less rustic, I think, and at the ranch. I didn't see it, but I'm sure it is nice. There is also a popup trailer site.) The little casita is so lovely. The road to the ranch is rough--they can pick you up at the river if you want (it was tricky after rain in a Prius, but we made it). It is in a beautiful canyon, with amazing views and hikes all around. We swam in the river and climbed into little caves. Andrew, Elizabeth and David were wonderful hosts. Beautiful. Remote. Simple. Really, if you like remote, this is perfect.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311934vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
USA
5

The stillness, vibrancy, moods, vastness and beauty are stunning.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
During the days between my yearly visits to Jacal, I find my body and heart return there easily as I imagine and remember this very special place. It's stillness, vibrancy, moods, vastness and beauty are stunning. While I am there, I find I pinch myself and ask "Am I really here??!" What a thrill and a gift when the answer is 'yes'! I go to Jacal for retreat and each time, the 'treat' truly happens in a sustained and often surprising way. What also happens is kindness. Elizabeth, Andrew and David, their animals, their gardens and the land ooze kindness, humor and support for which I am so grateful. I'm so looking forward to many more Jacal journeys, from my frequent imaginings of it to those sage-filled, canyon-walled, river-singing days of deep nourishment!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311934vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
Washington, DC
5

Fabulous Setting!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We were really looking forward to some down time after a fast-paced road trip from Santa Fe to LA and back. The remote casita “Jacal” was the perfect off-grid antidote. The drive in is 16 miles on a dirt road, but we made it a rental Mini Cooper going slow. Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Elizabeth and Andrew at their ranch house, where they provided us with eggs, and herbs and vegetables from their wonderful gardens. From there we were loaded into their 4-wheel drive truck to do the multiple river crossings to get the cabin. The casita had everything we needed to be comfortable in a remote setting. The kitchen had all of the basics to prepare some wonderful meals, and we took good advantage of the gas grill on the porch. The setting is stunning, and the open-air amenities (the pink toilet out-house, the solar shower, and the porch complete with great chairs, and a day bed) take full advantage of it. We spent our days hiking upstream to explore historic homesteads, and to the top of the ridge to see Ancestral Pueblo ruins occupied by people of the Gallina culture. There’s no trail but just be careful, bring lots of water, and read the landscape. The architectural remains and great views are worth the climb. We spent three nights at the cabin, grateful to unwind, and will look forward to returning with our dog for a longer stay.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311934vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
New Haven, CT, USA
5

Magical place!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
My husband and I just got back from our trip to Ranch Casita and there are really no words to explain how magical this place is! Stunning views of the mesa, incredible opportunities to view wildlife, and just an extraordinary peace and quiet in the canyon! The owners of the place were wonderful too and we felt completely welcome there. I emailed them a bunch of questions leading up to the trip and they were quick to respond and very helpful. The Ranch Casita provided everything we could've wanted - we love to cook and had everything we needed, including a nice Weber grill that we used a lot and a full set of herbs, cookware etc that we could use. The listing was very accurate. My husband and i spent a lot of time just exploring different parts of the canyon - and no part of it disappointed! We were there to see the fall colors, which were just beautiful - adding a beautiful yellow glow to the canyon. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and intend to return in the spring to see the wildflowers in bloom. Can't wait to get back there!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Remote Casita Among Anasazi Ruins; Dogs Welcome 7th Night *FREE*
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p311934vb
(505) 490-3333 (New Mexico, USA)
Abiquiu New Mexico
United States
5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
Elizabeth and Andrew own perhaps the most beautiful ranch in New Mexico, deep in the Chama River Wilderness. They own two small casitas that they rent out to working writers who are seeking extreme remoteness, natural beauty, peace and quiet to work.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Gallina Canyon Ranch
Nearest Airport
138 Miles
Albuquerque
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 84/285

There is a cattle trail that climbs 1,500 feet up to 8,000 foot Golondrino Mesa; this all-day hike is the trail that we use to move our cattle herd to their summer home up to the mesa. This hike is recommended for experienced hikers. There is a laminated topographic map of the canyon at this Casita.

Rio Gallina is spring-fed and offers many bank-side locations for picnicking. The river is seasonal, with dry spots and wet spots throughout the canyon.

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30 days or more: 100%; From 29 days to 8 days: 50%; Less than 8 days: 0%

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Amenities

Abiquiu Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Grill
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen-size brass bed.
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rock climbing
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